George Washington University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$51,274
3.13% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$37,638
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.94%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
41%
26,987 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
27,973
66.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
80.6%
1,790 Graduates

About

George Washington University is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at George Washington University were International Relations & Affairs (482 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (269 degrees), and General Economics (200 degrees).

In 2017, 9,660 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at George Washington University. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,627 degrees), 5.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (897 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at George Washington University is $51,274, which is $24,774 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at George Washington University is $51,274, which is $24,774 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,638.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,274
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at George Washington University was $51,274. The cost of tuition at George Washington University is $24,774 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$37,638
2017 Value
4.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 George Washington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,638. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of George Washington University grew by 4.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,500
Room and Board
$1,275
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at George Washington University was of $12,500 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,275. The cost of room and board increased by 3.73% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at George Washington University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.52% with respect to 2016, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.94%
2016 Default Rate
87
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at George Washington University was 1.94%, which represents 87 out of the 4491 total borrowers.

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Admissions

George Washington University received 26,987 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.88% annual growth. Out of those 26,987 applicants, 11,059 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41% acceptance rate.

There were 27,973 students enrolled at George Washington University in 2017, and 46% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

George Washington University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
11,059
Accepted Out of 26,987

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of George Washington University was 41% (11,059 admissions from 26,987 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 40.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.88%, while admissions grew by 7.9%.

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SAT Scores

46%
Submission Percentage
1,197
Scores Submitted

46% of enrolled first-time students at George Washington University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

George Washington University has a total enrollment of 27,973 students. The full-time enrollment at George Washington University is 18,668 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,305. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at George Washington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at George Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.6% White, 9.95% Black or African American, 9.72% Asian, 7.88% Hispanic or Latino, 2.91% Two or More Races, 0.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.157% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at George Washington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.4%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Asian Female (6.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24%), followed by White Male (15.9%) and Asian Female (5.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at George Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,973 students. The full-time enrollment at George Washington University is 18,668 and the part-time enrollment is 9,305. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at George Washington University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at George Washington University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), George Washington University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    13,322
  2. Black or African American
    2,784
  3. Asian
    2,718

The enrolled student population at George Washington University is 47.6% White, 9.95% Black or African American, 9.72% Asian, 7.88% Hispanic or Latino, 2.91% Two or More Races, 0.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.157% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,785 students (6.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1294 more women than men received degrees from George Washington University. The majority of degree recipients at George Washington University are white (4,627 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (897 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at George Washington University is International Relations & Affairs (482 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (269 degrees) and General Economics (200 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at George Washington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (869 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,678 degrees), and Math & Statistics (257 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at George Washington University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (343,030 people), Other managers (316,603 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (252,576 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,302 people), and Chief executives & legislators (131,823 people).

The most specialized majors at George Washington University are Legal (869 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,678 degrees), Math & Statistics (257 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees), and Communications (330 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at George Washington University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Sales managers

The most specialized majors at George Washington University are Legal (869 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,678 degrees), Math & Statistics (257 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees), and Communications (330 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at George Washington University are Elementary & secondary schools (479,949 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (376,952 people), Legal services (297,779 people), Computer Systems Design (255,468 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (195,207 people).

The most specialized majors at George Washington University are Legal (869 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,678 degrees), Math & Statistics (257 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (50 degrees), and Communications (330 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by George Washington University.
Most Common
  1. 482 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 269 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 200 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at George Washington University was International Relations & Affairs with 482 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 4,183
  2. 5,477

In 2017, 4,183 degrees were awarded to men at George Washington University, which is 0.764 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,477).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 389 degrees were awarded to men at George Washington University in International Relations & Affairs, which is 0.805 times less than the 483 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 483 degrees were awarded to women at George Washington University in International Relations & Affairs, which is 1.24 times more than the 389 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 76% of students graduating from George Washington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at George Washington University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.85% of graduates (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,627 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    897 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    888 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at George Washington University is white (4,627 degrees awarded). There were 5.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (897 degrees).

9.29% of degree recipients (897 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,708 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,919 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    534 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at George Washington University is white female (2,708 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,919 degrees).

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Operations

George Washington University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.73B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $156M (9.01%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, George Washington University had a total salary expenditure of $1.28B. George Washington University employs 364 Professors, 355 Associate professors, and 255 Assistant professors. Most academics at George Washington University are Male Professors (261), Female Associate professors(179), and Male Associate professors (176).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at George Washington University are: Management, with 1003 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 632 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 275 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.73B
2017 Endowment
10.1%
growth from 2016

George Washington University has an endowment valued at about $1.73B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of George Washington University grew 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.44B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $160M - Federal
  2. $1.69M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, George Washington University received $160M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.69M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$533M
2017 Salaries
2.34%
growth from 2016

In 2017, George Washington University paid a median of $533M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($1.28B) and a 2.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.77% decline from 2015 and a 3.13% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$148M
Instructional Salaries
1,100
Number of Employees

In 2017, George Washington University paid a total of $148M to 1,100 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
364 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1003 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at George Washington University were Professor with 364 employees; Associate professor with 355 employees; and Associate professor with 255 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at George Washington University were Management with 1,003 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 632 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 275 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at George Washington University was Male Professor with 261 employees, Female Associate professor with 179 employees, and Male Associate professor with 176 employees.

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